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NICU Baby Photo Journal

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Catching Meteorites: A Photo Journal for the NICU Parent

This NICU photo journal was created to benefit NICU parents who will be journeying for an extensive time in the NICU with their child. We specifically chose a binder so that whatever the outcome, parents will have the freedom to customize their journals to represent their child’s  story. Each journal and photo prompt has been crafted with care to help parents navigate not only through the NICU, but also their own feelings. We created this book to help families capture the fleeting moments they will inevitably experience in the NICU.

Your support is needed to help get these books into the hands of families in need. Funds will pay for production and fulfillment of the first 1000 copies, an online storefront and marketing to spread the word, and a number of copies donated to NICU families in need to pilot the journal. We desire to launch the finished product by Isaac's birthday, May 15, 2019.

We hope that with your support we can find a peaceful closure to this chapter in our lives, and that Isaac's story gives life and hope to the families out there we are hoping to reach with this book.

Our Story:
When our son Isaac was born, he came  three months before his due date.  This meant that he was immediately rushed to the NICU for intensive care. Suddenly we were parents, but the extent of our parenthood felt like we were hospital visitors, and it was a total whirlwind for us and our family. It was difficult to capture memories and celebrate Isaac’s progress because we simply didn’t know how to orient ourselves in the foreignness of the NICU.

Isaac was with us for 16 days, and we still carry him with us every day. After he  left this earth, we knew we had to do something. We had to share his story with others, and we had to give something to the NICU parents who would come after us. One thing we wish we had at this time would have been a guide to help us process our experience in the NICU, and capture memories of our son - our little meteorite.

So we set out to make a photo journal - a baby book specifically designed for the NICU.  It includes photo prompts centered around the unique landmarks encountered only by NICU children and parents, and journal prompts to help parents process through their emotions and to celebrate the miracle of their child’s journey through the NICU. For almost two years we have searched to find quality materials to help make this journal feel less clinical and more personal. 

Even though our story as parents began with tragedy, we are hopeful that something beautiful will come from our story and be used to give dignity to so many stories like ours. Thank you for your consideration and support!
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UPDATE ON GOAL AMOUNT:
We have lowered the cost of investment on the journals so that we can get these NICU journals printed as soon as possible and into the hands of NICU families to pilot. Help us reach this goal by continuing to share with everyone you know! Just 20k left to raise!
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Mock-up binder has been ordered! Excited to update you on that in a few weeks. Grant writing is underway, but we are still 20k from our raw cost goal! Thanks for the support and sharing!
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we have a winner: cover will be this lovely Verona cloth in midnight color❤️
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